Deltatre partners with Nokia to expand VR and 360 live coverage of sport
Deltatre VR and 360 offering is an end-to-end solution from production to workflow to end-user’s apps which integrates a mix of immersive and standard, live and VOD content into an engaging VR consumer model.
Working with Nokia, Deltatre utilized the single-body, purpose-built OZO camera and the recently announced OZO Live solution to capture and deliver broadcast-quality, live 3D 360 VR video.
Carlo De Marchis Chief Product & Marketing Officer said “There is a growing interest in alternative ways to bring sporting events to fans, and VR / 360 is one of the most disrupting attempts we have seen so far. This innovation has a lot of potential and Deltatre is at the centre of it, as we have been for the last 30 years with each key transformation in sport”.
“Together, Deltatre and Nokia are offering sports leagues an end to end VR platform that enables amazing, immersive VR experiences to audiences worldwide,” said Tarif Sayed, Nokia’s Head of VR Technologies. “Now, people can sit courtside with their favourite team or see views from around a stadium without ever having to leave their couch.”
“Integrating Nokia OZO and OZO Live into our live digital sport production was straight forward and performed in an impressive time to market. With the live full end to end B2B trials behind us, we are now moving forward extending our fleet to make it VR/360 production ready. In parallel, our R&D is improving the end user experience we have created, key to our white label offering to federations, broadcasters and end users adoption rate.” adds Gilles Mas, Managing Director International Football at Deltatre.
OZO is a first-of-its-kind professional VR tool that integrates eight sensors and eight microphones and exports a single file, thus eliminating the need for complicated rigs, wires, long setup times, and synching and swapping of separate memory cards. Designed to remove technical barriers so content creators can focus on being creative, OZO requires just one simple output cable and one single file to store all video and audio data, all in perfect sync. The OZO Software Suite is a complete professional production package that includes OZO Creator, OZO Remote, OZO Preview, OZO Live and OZO Player SDK expanding the human possibilities of the ever-evolving world of technology. With purchase of the camera, professionals get OZO Creator, OZO Remote, and OZO Preview. Nokia is also running a promotion until end of the year, making for a limited time OZO Live available for free to OZO camera customers.
Part of the Bruin Sports Capital Group, Deltatre is a global leader in the sport business providing a comprehensive range of digital and broadcast solutions for the world’s largest sport events, federations, media partners and brands. With a team of around 500 people and offices in Turin, London, Manchester, Munich, Hamburg, Paris, Geneva, Miami, Mumbai, Singapore and Tokyo, Deltatre has over 30 years’ experience at the highest level of international sport. The firm’s client portfolio includes UEFA, FIFA, the English Premier League, ATP Media, European Tour, European Athletics, BBC, BT Sport, Rede Globo, amongst others. Deltatre supports rights owners and holders in delivering multi-dimensional and multi-platform sporting coverage focusing on three different experiences: online, providing truly immersive digital user experiences; onstage, adding value for viewers on venue and on linear TV; backstage, enabling any other front-end service for those who work behind the scenes. The services provided by Deltatre range from sport media strategies, creative and design, websites, mobile apps, live streaming and OTT platforms, to the delivery of results, TV graphics and additional on venue services, as well as a comprehensive sport event management system.